Saturday, 27 July 2013

15mm FIW buildings


The brush has finally come out of the "I really can't be bothered box" and helped me splash a little paint on these 15mm buildings. Two are from Hovels 15mm ACW range, but I'll be using them for my 15mm French Indian War figures. The first building is 19AC5 and represents Stone House that served as a hospital in both battles of Bull Run. The second building is JR4301 Brawners barn from Manassas made by JR minis supplied in the UK by Magister Militum. The last little building is again from hovels ACW range. 2AC5, Log Cabin with stone chimney.
I'm in the middle of painting more of these plus a few other 15mm buildings, after such a long hiatus in painting, I thought I'd paint something reasonable easy and quick, as well as the fact that they've been sitting in the "Paint me please"box for an age!!

Lastly I've two blog milestones coming up soon, I hope? I'm only 1 away from having 700 followers and I'm only just over 1500 visits away from the magic 500K.






79 comments:

  1. The houses are nicely painted and look very good.

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  2. Great to see you painting again Ray and looking forward to the massive milestones coming up!

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    1. Its bad, but I really had to force myself to do it!

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  3. Nice job really like them :D

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  4. You did these at work you shameless whore!

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  5. Those are nicely done FIW/AWI buildings

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  6. Cool buildings, I might have a look at using them for Flames of War. Do you feel tempted to make a fake profile and then become the 700th follower? You could even have a free giveaway to yourself...

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  8. Damn why can't you just edit these comments? Oh well: Huzzah, you've finally come out of the clo...erm "can't-be-bothered-box" and very nice results it gives us. Cheers Ray! Hope you get to 700 followers pretty soon, I'm stuck on 99 myself ;-)

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  9. If you did manage to paint them at work As some bog Irish Blaggard suggests good for you. More importantly it's good to see you painting and blogging again. Obviously when you turn a corner you are not at full speed. But I feel sure once you gain momentum we can look forward to a plethora of painted metal delights.

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  10. Good to see you painting again, these look really nice, glad to see no rust on you

    Ian

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    1. It was a bit of a slog, but I'm happy with how they turned out.

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  11. Those buildings look much better painted up than in the catalogue/on the trade stand. Nice job.

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  12. Glad to see you've finally touched a brush. Nice work.

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  13. Nicely done Ray, glad to see you've got your painting mojo back

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    1. I'm not quite sure its back yet, but ut was good to get the brushes out again.

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  14. You seem to have been infected too by the lethargy virus that's seems to be in abundance currently, but progress is progress.

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    1. What with the new job situation and this heat, painting has been replaced with, sit on the settee with a cold beer or ice lolly, and I don't care which one either, moment!

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  15. Those are some neat blogging milestones. Very cool and the house looks great but I'm most excited to hear that you are painting again.

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  16. Excellent work on the buildings! Felt good to paint again, didn't it?
    Still just one away from seven hundred. Hope you hit it today.

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    1. Yep your right Alex, and Tom has become No 700, cheers Tom!

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  17. those are gorgeous, Ray! I wanna live in the first one, but I already promised Anne I'd live in one of her painted shrooms if me was small like a spider :)

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    1. lol, I do worry about Anne's influence in blogland!

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  18. Very nice houses. You've got the magic 700 now :)

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  19. Mr. Brusho, you paint very well.

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  20. Looking good, Ray! And congrats on tearing up the blogging world with those numbers!

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  21. Nice looking buildings and a good way to come out of a painting block. Looks like you have 700 followers now.

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    1. Yep, that's what I thought Sean, something nice and easy.

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  22. Excellent painting Ray, hovels do make some nice buildings.

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    1. They do, I just wish there ranges were a little bigger, I can't remember the last time they bought out something new???

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  23. Great job Ray! Even though they often take a bit of work cleaning-up I've always had a soft spot for Hovels stuff.

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    1. Totally agree, these ones weren't that bad, but I spent quite a bit of valuable painting time, cleaning some building up today, I wasn't impressed!!!

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  24. Beautiful buildings! And it looks like you just got your 700th follower -- congrats!

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    1. Thanks Chris, and yep 700 it is!!!

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  25. Bloody nice work there Ray and gosh those milestones keep coming up

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  26. I do like hovels buildings they have a definite look and feel to them. You have really worked some magic with the brushes, they are very nice. Good to see you painting and blogging again Ray.

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    1. Hovels unlike some other 15mm building manufacturers are definitely worth every penny you pay for them.

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  27. As cool as ever Ray... the painting break may have been good for you mate :) A 'please paint me box' eh...so thats what they are called!

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    1. Trouble is the PPM box is getting a bit full!

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  28. Thats hardly a hovel Ray. Lovely work all around!

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  29. I must be 700! :dance:

    I have begun the transition to 15mm from a scale that once was smaller than it is now. Once upon a time they really were 28mm.

    As I work at table, terrain and troops, I wonder what good dimensions are for 15mm structures.

    What is an optically comfortable ceiling height/door height?

    What is a playable first level height if I intend a skirmish to access under-balcony or porticoed spaces?

    Or at this scale is the trick to design your own structures with minimal overhanging architecture, thus avoiding the problems of fitting a mini with hand attached into a world not built for giant hands with arms extending to the heavens?

    Cheers.

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    1. Most 15mm building are a little small for the figures we use, 20mm does look better to the eye.

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  30. Wonderful work on these buildings Ray!!

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  31. Those houses are great Ray!! And congrats on those huge numbers! MAJOR milestones!!

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    1. Thanks Mel, I am quite pleased with the milestones!

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  32. Fantastic houses, very nice colours!

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    1. I kept them quite plain looking, not sure if they'd have been very colourful??

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  33. Very nice houses !

    best regards Michael

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  34. Great looking terrain pieces Ray!

    Christopher

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  35. Glad to see you painting again Ray. Those house really came out great!

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  36. Not used to having you paint buildings. They end up quite nice!

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    1. No I've not painted any for a few years.....I think???

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  37. Well done, Ray.
    Some excellent buildings indeed!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  38. Nice models mate, nicely painted as always. Glad to see the apathy is ebbing!

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